Hello! We are Jessica Jessen and Jennifer Singleton, and we own The Yuppy Puppy in Lanagan. The Yuppy Puppy is a grooming salon offering full-service grooming, doggy daycare, and retail with an emphasis on the health and safety of dogs and cats. We will also offer boarding in the near future.
Mention, I'm Your Huckleberry Rescue before checkout to receive a discount of $5 off any of the above services. We also have a donation station in our retail area for I'm Your Huckleberry Rescue. When a donation is made we will give that customer $10 off any service mentioned above.
THE YUPPY PUPPY
203 S Main St.
Lanagan, Missouri 64847
"A DOG GONE GOOD TIME"
Since our inception back in June of 2017, The Beer Store and More LLC, has been our constant PAW-tner. We ask and without hesitation they have delivered from donation gift cards for prizes to donating some seriously delicious cinnamon rolls we have always been able to rely on them.
206 Jessie James Rd
Pineville, Missouri 64856
(417) 223-6725 Hours 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Best price, Best Selection, just good business!
Did you know Joplin Humane Society has low cost public spay and neuter clinics every Tuesday and Wednesday? Dogs are $50 and cats are $35. (We do require a $10 non-refundable deposit at time of scheduling) would you like to know more information or schedule an appointment? Just give us a call at 417-623-3642.
9:15am - 9:45am drop off
4:00pm - 5:00pm pick up same day
YOU MUST SET AN APPOINTMENT CALL 417-623-3642.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
Joplin Humane Society is committed to making high quality, low cost spay/neuter services accessible to all pet owners in the Four State region. JHS makes it easy to have your pet "fixed" with convenient drop off and pick up times, friendly, helpful staff and a variety of services to suit your pet's needs and your budget.
Our low-cost spay/neuter clinic is conveniently located in our shelter on Emperor Lane in Joplin. The clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter services to pet owners with no restrictions based on income or location.
The cost to neuter or spay a cat is $35; all dogs are just $50 regardless of size. All pets over 4mos of age will be required to have a current rabies vaccination. Pets that are not current will be given a rabies vaccination for a cost of only $10. Vaccinations are available ONLY at the time of spay/neuter . surgery. We do not offer a vaccine/wellcare clinic at this time.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO REQUIRE A $10 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AT THE TIME YOU SCHEDULE YOUR PET. THIS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE SERVICES RENDERED THE DAY OF THE SURGERY.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ANY PET COMING IN TO THE CLINIC WITH FLEAS WILL RECEIVE A CAPSTAR PILL WHICH WILL KILL ALL FLEAS WITHIN 30 MINUTES. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PET (FLEAS CAN JUMP IN AN OPEN SURGERY INCISION) OUR TECHNICIANS ( FLEAS JUMP ON THEM) AND OUR CLINIC AND OTHER PETS (FLEAS CAN JUMP OFF OF YOUR PET AND END UP IN OUR CLINIC AND ON OTHER PETS. YOU WILL BE CHARGED $5 IF YOUR PET RECEIVES A CAPSTAR.
Click here to see a full list of services available for your pet! Vaccines and other extra services are only available in conjunction with having a pet spayed or neutered.
Our veterinarians are experts and specialize in spay/neuter surgeries. Last year alone, our veterinarians performed more than 3000 spay/neuter surgeries.
Our amazing PAW-tners at Four State Printing Company are continuing their blanket and bedding drive to help keep our furry babies nice and warm this winter.
You can drop off your CLEAN blankets and dog bedding at Four State Printing Company,
721 Industrial Park in Anderson Missouri during the following times:
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
In addition to this Blanket Drive, Four State Printing Company is also our primary drop off location in the McDonald County area, and while you are there ask them about getting that I’m Your Huckleberry Rescue T-shirt!
We ask that if you have a large item or items to drop off that you contact Four State Printing Company to verify space available at (417) 845-6929.
Four State Printing Company has been a true blessing to us this year from our incredible T-shirts to ALL our printing needs; we can’t thank Tammy Clark and her team enough.
Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
With nary a thought of the dog in their heads.
And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Knew he was cold, but who cared about that?
When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
The dog must be loose; he’s into the trash!
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa Claus with eyes full of tears.
He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick,
Last year’s Christmas gift, now thin and sick.
More rapid than eagles, he called the dogs name,
And the dog went right to him, despite all his pain.
Now DASHER, Now DANCER, Now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On COMET, on CUPID, on DONNER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!!
Let’s find him a home where he’ll be loved by all!!
I knew in an instant there were no gifts this year.
For Santa had made our mistake very clear.
The gift of a dog is not just for the season,
We had gotten a pup for all the wrong reasons.
In our haste to think of a gift for the kids,
There was something important that we had missed.
A dog should be family, and cared for the same.
You don’t give a gift, then put it on a chain.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
“YOU WERE GIVEN A GIFT!! YOU WERE GIVEN A LIFE.”
Thanks to the views of news and other social media, today’s youth gets a pretty bad rap.
Well not this young lady!
Courtney Keaton is 16 years old, 10th grader at McDonald County High School. In school, she is involved
in FFA, National Honor Society and Drama. Outside of school, she is involved in 4H, National High School Rodeo Association and the Missouri Jr. Angus Association. She enjoys participating in rodeo, showing cattle and spending time with the family pets.
“This organization has done a tremendous amount for homeless pets in our area. They survive off of volunteers and donations. Please donate as you are able.”
Holiday Donation Drive
“I’m Your Huckleberry” Rescue
Please join me in helping our local rescue.
“I’m Your Huckleberry” rescue is a nonprofit-organization, 501c3,
that is located primarily in McDonald and Newton counties
in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas.
They are a foster/volunteer based dog rescue.
This organization has done a tremendous amount for homeless pets in our area.
They survive off of volunteers and donations.
Please donate as you are able.
Items needed include:
food, blankets, dog beds, toys, leashes, etc
Monetary donations are also accepted.
Please either leave monetary donations with business or message me 417-627-2537
Drop off locations:
Anderson Animal Hospital,
Steph's Paw Spa, Orscheln F&H
First Community Bank-Goodman & Jane, more to come
I am also willing to travel locally to pick up donations.
Please feel free to download the Drive Flyer
There are several things we as puppy parents unintentionally do that mess with our dogs’ emotions. No matter how hard we try in our effort to be perfect, some of our human ways can lead to one confused pup. And sending mixed signals to our pups will make them more likely to misbehave. But is it really bad behavior, or just bad communication?
Here are 10 common puppy-parenting mishaps you can easily avoid:
Try this instead:
1. Rewarding your dog for going potty outside is an integral first step to house training. A key part of house training your dog, however, is preventing indoor accidents from happening in the first place. Yelling at your dog, rubbing their nose in their mess, or giving them a spanking doesn’t teach your dog to potty outside—it teaches him to be fearful of you and to have those accidents out of sight. (And come on, you paid good money for those bath rugs.)While house-training, Tinkling Tucker should always be within sight and constantly monitored. Kennel your dog or puppy while you can’t monitor them, keep them on a leash, or if they are small, have them in your lap while you are on the couch or at the computer. Don’t wait for your dog or puppy to do the potty dance or assume the squat position--set your dog up for success and offer your pup plenty of opportunities to go potty in the right place.
2. The kennel should be a comfortable place that your dog is eager to visit. The kennel is that magical place where your pup eats their dinner or gets a peanut butter-stuffed Kong. Never use the kennel as a form of punishment!
3. Dogs need an outlet for their energy. If you aren’t providing one, your dog will provide one for himself and, odds are, you won’t like whatever they choose. Make sure you are giving your dog plenty of exercise. A large majority of dog-related problems can be attributed to your dog not getting enough stimulation or exercise. If your dog is running around the house and has a bad case of the zoomies, it’s time to take them out to play.
4. Behavior problems are the No. 1 reason dogs are relinquished to animal shelters, the No. 1 reason they don't find new forever homes, and as a result, the No. 1 reason they are euthanized.A puppy should begin formal obedience training at 8 weeks, and if you adopt an adult dog who has received no obedience training, you should enroll her in a class right away. It's also good idea to take your dog through a refresher obedience course every few years, or when you need help with the inevitable behavioral hiccup that crops up as she ages.
If you want a balanced, well-mannered dog, the way to achieve this is with positive reinforcement behavior training, not punishment-based training, which is less effective and potentially inhumane. Positive reinforcement training is based on the theory that rewarding your dog for desired behavior will encourage more of that behavior.
5. If you wait until your pet is already sick to seek veterinary care, in most cases you have waited too long; you're being reactive. As a proactive veterinarian, I want to create wellness protocols when pets are well to keep their bodies in a state of balanced vitality throughout life.
The truth is that if you aren't intentionally creating health through wise lifestyle choices, then you are passively allowing health to slip away. Maintaining health is an active process; we must work at it or it won't sustain itself.
A thorough wellness checkup will address your pet's breed/genetic predispositions, activity level and exercise regimen, environmental stress and mental well-being, chemical load, diet and other factors to formulate wellness plans for each stage of your pet's life.
6. In order to stay lean, fit, well-conditioned, emotionally balanced and fully mobile as she ages, your dog needs a good workout every day. Canines are designed by nature for movement.
If your dog doesn't get opportunities to run, play and get regular aerobic exercise, even if she's not overweight, she can end up with arthritis and other debilitating conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles and internal organs. In addition, many canine behavior problems are the result a lack of physical and mental activity.
What many people don't realize is that like their owners, dogs need encouragement to get physically active. Even the biggest, greenest backyard isn't by itself enough to motivate your pet to get the exercise she requires to stay in good physical condition. The only way to make sure your dog gets enough exercise is to provide her with the companionship and incentive she needs to stay active. Your dog should be getting a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained heart-thumping exercise three times a week.
7. Socialization means exposing your dog (preferably as a puppy) to as many new people, animals, environments and other safe, positive stimuli as possible without overwhelming him. Socialization should engage all of your dog's senses though exposure to the sights, sounds and smells of daily life.This exposure will help him develop a comfort level with new and different situations, with the result that he'll learn to handle new experiences and challenges with acceptable, appropriate behavior. Dogs that have not been adequately socialized often develop entrenched fear responses and generalized anxiety, resulting in behavior problems that can make them unsuitable as family pets.
8. Two hygiene items every pet parent should but often doesn't attend to are their dog's teeth and nails. You should brush your dog's teeth if not every day, at least several times a week. Otherwise, like most dogs over the age of 3, he'll have gum disease, and as time passes the situation will worsen until his mouth smells bad and feels worse. Then you'll be faced with a big vet bill and he'll probably lose a few teeth.Your dog's nails also need to be clipped regularly, and here's how to do it. How often depends on how fast they grow and how much time he spends on surfaces that grind them down naturally. If you can't bear to clip your dog's nails yourself, I encourage you to make a standing appointment with a groomer or veterinarian who will do it for you. You'd be amazed at how often dogs develop serious paw problems from nails that have grown too long.
9. Many pet guardians don't realize the importance of choosing the right type of collar, harness and leash for their dog.Certain dogs, for example, should wear a harness and should never be leashed or even handled by the collar. These include dogs that pull or lunge while on a leash, dogs prone to tracheal collapse, dogs that have a seizure disorder, and pets with chiropractic issues involving the neck and/or back.Choke collars should never be used. These collars can cause pain and injury to your dog's neck, and in extreme cases, strangulation. For walks, training sessions and whenever your dog will be on leash, I recommend either a head collar or no-pull harness. And I'm not a fan of retractable leashes due to their potential to injure both dogs and their owners. I recommend flat leashes no longer than 6 feet. If your dog needs more aggressive restraining devices, it's a sign there's still more training work to be done.
10. Snuggle sessions are a great opportunity to get your new pup or adult dog comfortable with having all the areas of his body handled, because soon enough he'll need to visit the veterinarian or perhaps the groomer. He'll need to have his teeth brushed every day and his nails trimmed on a regular basis.
The best way to prepare your pup to be handled throughout his life is to begin getting him used to having sensitive areas of his body handled as soon as you bring him home. This will not only acclimate your dog to human handling, but will also help you familiarize yourself with how his body feels so you can quickly identify any abnormalities that may occur, like a lump or bump on or under his skin.
This information and more can be found at https://healthypets.mercola.com/
We can not begin to tell you how humbled we are to have been chosen by Purina to receive their donate of their AMAZING dog food for our little orphans. Thank you just doesn't seem enough, but Thank you.
Purina ONE® pet food expertly combines natural, high-quality ingredients to create nutrition that can lead to visible differences in your pet's health.
Helping your pet live his best life with you starts with the food he eats. But it doesn’t stop there. That’s why Purina is committed to innovations that improve the lives of pets every day, like we have been for over 90 years and counting